I am an artist working in sound, storytelling, voice and music. My work is wide-ranging and explores ideas using different media. Nature, community and the art of making, are themes close to my heart and frequently visited in projects. I have forged many successful collaborations working with other artists, organisations, academic researchers, producers, performers, writers and directors in a variety of settings. Recent work features in my BLOG.
Whether you’re interested in discussing music for a project or working collaboratively with me on something, commissioning research, or have an enquiry about a course or workshops, guest speaking or mentoring, please....
I compose music for media and performing arts, and am a singer-songwriter. I specialise in music and narrative, and creating through-composed narratives. My work frequently marries soundscape, field recording and electroacoustic composition with narrative, voice and scored instrumentation. I hold an MA in composing music for film and television from Kingston University and am a former BBC Radio Drama composer-in-residence.
Courses, Workshops and Mentoring
I create learning experiences that are responsive, inclusive, active and collaborative, and frequently work with the intelligence of the body and reflective practice.
I run workshops and courses for professionals and community groups, mentor creative professionals and have taught at several universities, most recently I was a senior lecturer in Audio Production at Bournemouth University. I hold a PGCE in Higher Education and am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. I have worked as an educator as part of my creative practice since 2007.
I love researching whether in an academic setting or not. My PhD entitled 'Music, Narrative, Voice and Presence: Revealing a composed feature methodology' was awarded in 2017 by Bournemouth University, where I am also a visiting fellow. My current research interests focus on the relationship between the artistic elements in narrative forms, sound and wellbeing, voice, self and embodiment, music and narrative and musicality. Areas of academic interest include: reflective learning theory, practice as research in the arts, autoethnography and the reading and articulation of embodied practitioner knowledge through psychophysical voice work and somatic practices.
Guest Speaking and Consultation
If you are looking for professional mentoring please get in touch. I also executive produce and consult on realising audio production and podcasts. If you're new to this area I can consult with you about production processes, people and budgets and help you decide the best route for your project.
FEE: I offer professional, confidential consultancy and mentoring, this is charged at an hourly rate and on a sliding scale depending on your circumstances. Each month I offer one person or organisation one free mentoring/consulting session.
I regularly contribute to a wide variety of arts industry events; in recent years this has included judging the Ivor Novello Awards and BBC Audio Drama Awards. I also give guest lectures, talks and present at conferences, including at The Slade school of Fine Art; The Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship; IRCAM in Paris and The BBC Current Affairs Department.